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Cowboy Country, Gold Dust Girls to dust it up at Elks

POLSON —The Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls, country/western band from the Flathead Valley, will bring to the stage their wide-ranging mix of classic country, old-style western, vintage rock and roll, and boot-stomping blue grass music from 7– 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Polson Elks Club. There is a $5 cover charge per person. 

The 8-member band includes Karla West (vocals, keyboard), Chuck Martin (drums, tenor sax), Scott Sorenson (vocals, lead guitar), Connie Rudie (vocals, fiddle), Paul Sebesta (fiddle), Bill Rossiter (vocals, guitar, harmonica, and banjo), John Goodrich (bass) and Sandy Matheny (vocals, rhythm guitar). Lead vocalist, Sandy Matheny, noted: “We bring our love of making music together for an entertaining evening of dancing and listening fun … for all of us.”

Each band member has been playing at venues around the Flathead Valley, across the State of Montana, and around the country for many years. The musicians’ widespread backgrounds of folk, jazz, Dixieland, rock and roll, country, western, blue grass and classical music provide a natural springboard for their extensive repertoire and eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing tunes.

Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls are known for their seamless transitions from one tune to the next. Dancers can look forward to a variety of tempos and styles including waltzes, two-steps and one-steps, polkas, fox trots, swing and Latin rhythms. Cowboy Country also has a loyal group of listeners who attend all performances, and their enthusiasm is as welcome as the enjoyment of the dancers. A common response heard from listeners and dancers alike is a delighted,  “I knew every tune you played.” 

So saddle up and turn your boots towards the Polson Elks Club at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, for fine dancing and listening music.


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